@II2aTee (2560)
United States
April 8, 2008 12:36pm CST
I am a lousy speller. Seriously. If you have read any of my responses or discussions, this is not news to you. The word I have the BIGGEST problem with is "thier". Or is it "their"? I never know where the I and the E go. I know there is a rhyme of some sort... "I before E except after C" - but that rule dosent seem to apply all the time. Its kinda a useless rhyme when you think about it... Kinda like that "30 days has September, April May and you remember...." Yeah. Big help there. I still have no idea how many days are in July. Anyways, do you have a word, or set of words you struggle with? Better yet - can anyone tell me if its supposed to be "their" or "thier'???
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18 responses
8 Apr 08
i suffer like wise. i never know the difference between their and thier. so now i do not care! it is the intent not the spelling content that makes the discussion! let me rewrite that... eye surfer lick wize. eye knefer no the differense beetween there an theere. sew now eye do knot care! it is the intent knot the spelling content that marks the dizcuccion!
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• United States
9 Apr 08
Are you kidding?f course I have words that I Always misspell.I got so tired of looking them up that I made a "cheat sheet" and I taped it close to the computer. The words are opportunity. recognize. satellite, similar,unfortunately, and usual.
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@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
9 Apr 08
This is a great idea!! The only problem is I use 3 different computers thoughout (
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• United States
10 Apr 08
I have always been a bad speller. I remember when I was in school I carried a mini dictionary around.Now I have a my cheat sheet.
• United States
9 Apr 08
II2aTee I am a bad speller also. What I have been known to do before making a post on myLot or before writing a letter is write it on a word document and then copy and paste it to myLot. That will work once you have gotten to 500 posts. Until then you can write out you discussion and then with words you are unsure of the spelling open up a word file and spell them on word. I have also done that. Now for their or thire. The way I remember their is that the other form of there is spelled T-h-E-R-E so the first three letters of their items are T-H-E- Just like the other there. Now that I have totally confused you.
@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Wow this is actually the best solution to the problem I have heard yet!! I think you may have helped me overcome my confussion of "their"!! I can deffinatly remember to always put the "the" in "their". Thanks for the trick - you explained it perfectly!! You get best response.
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• United States
10 Apr 08
I am glad I could help you. Thanks for best response
@skinnychick (6937)
• United States
9 Apr 08
LOL... their. There!!! :) I have trouble with some words too. They never seem to look right like convienance. I don't even think I spelled it right there but Iam too lazy to look it up or use spell check. Darn, my lot needs a spell check!
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@theprogamer (10543)
• United States
9 Apr 08
*cue are you smarter than a 5th grader theme* Okay II2, you've made it to the million dollar question. And thanks to Congress and FFC proclaimation of project Mudflap, all gameshows have nerfed their questions to suit the average intelligence of the contestant...AND the viewers... Anyways... here is the million dollar question Multiple Choice. Which spelling of their/there/they're has an "I" in it. Keep in mind...we've already spelled it for you on the board... Okay okay, I'll stop! Hey II2, its alright if you have some spelling problems. Its great to get it all cleared up, but if you mispell or forget a letter, its not that bad (for our purposes here anyways). If you want to know a couple of my weaknesses, its the longer and more esoteric words that have a chance of getting me. Other times I just make common typos due to typing so fast. And there are 31 days in July =3
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@meiji15 (665)
• Philippines
8 Apr 08
hehe. the only typo i usually encounter is 'teh' instead of the and 'form' instead of from. when i'm too pressed for time, i just punch the keys in my keyboard and just run a word search at the end noting if the sentence needed the word 'form' or 'from' by the way, it's their :D
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• Australia
9 Apr 08
LOL Tee... unfortunately there are exceptions to the rule of i before e except after c... and their is one of those. I've always been really good with spelling (probably because I love reading) But there are still words I struggle with... such as I never know the difference between the words affect and effect... I am never 100% sure which one to use! Other words I struggle with are words like committee, commitment etc... I always struggle with whether there is supposed to be one or two m's Still, I just struggle along... it really doesn't matter if you make spelling mistakes... as long as you manage to get the message across (actually, there is another word I struggle with 'across' for some reason I always seem to think I should put two c's in it).
@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
9 Apr 08
Affect and effect! Oh the bane of my existance! I know that one means you -affect- something... or one of them -effects- you, but I am never very clear on exactly which is which.
• Australia
10 Apr 08
Exactly Tee... it's a real pain. One of those weird little quirks of the english language STill, I don't think it really matters... whether you use affect or effect I think people will still understand what you mean... an English teacher might cringe, but even they would understand
@tessah (6638)
• United States
8 Apr 08
their
@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
8 Apr 08
So that damned I before E lymeric was all LIES!! My middle school english teacher better hope I never see her again! Who ever thought of that stupid I before E except after C??? When does I -ever- come before E? Im so confussed......
@tessah (6638)
• United States
8 Apr 08
;giggles; i before e except after c unless it sounds like "ay" as in neighbor, and weigh. i think everyone screws that one up. i typo-speak with words like edited, it comes out more like editededed lol
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I have alway been a good speller but I am a poor typist, so I do have plenty of typo's. lol. Let me tell you how I learned how to spell their, there and they're. My teacher told me if you remember they all start with "THE' then you just add the rest. I am always trying to remember little tricks to learn how to do things. Hope that helps a bit.
@kykidd (6824)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I always have that problem too. I keep a dictionary in the top drawer of my desk and I often use dictionary.com. And for their the e goes before i. I can't remember the rhyme, maybe it's except before c.?
@MichaelJay (1100)
9 Apr 08
The one that gets me is 'you' and 'you're'! Which one to use? 'You're' should be used wherever you are really meaning to say 'you are' but are too lazy to do so. What happens is that you often see, even in quite official documents, for example 'your going to make money' instead of 'you're going to make money'. 'Your' denotes ownership as in 'it's your ball' PS, I'm not an English teacher, just an English speaker.
@posham (1237)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
first of all, it's "their" and for your problem, i think i got a solution.. try pronouncing it... put simply "their" sounds like "deyr", if you spell it as "thier", it wil sound "diyer"... hehe.. i never have that much problem with our language because we spell every word phonetically.. like we spell it as we pronounce it.. i hope that helps a bit..
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
9 Apr 08
I have that struggle at times to, or is it too, or two. Anyway I feel your pain. It also seems the older I get the more dislexic*sp* I get lmao....Oh and I vote for their. Or is it there, hmmmm the english language is tuff even for us who never spoke anything but english.
@twoods90 (185)
• United States
8 Apr 08
i jus dont care how i type online, i know how to spell but i jus want to type fast and get it written. I dont know the difference between their or thier, and i dont stop to think about it. I jus keep typing and if a word is mispelled too much i will go bak and fix it, but if i did it on purpose (jus, bak) then i will jus go along and keep writing. It isnt school so people shouldnt care about how you write unless its barely readable.
@Esoteric1 (866)
• Canada
8 Apr 08
hehe at least I'm not the only one :P i do the thier thing all the time even though i know it's their aswell as the teh thing and i also do lolo for some reason though i normally catch it off hand i can't think of what else i do but i know there is a lot.
• United States
8 Apr 08
I have no problem when people spell things wrong or if they have bad grammar. We are not perfect in offline, so why should we try to be when we are online? You can not spend your whole life trying to impress other people or you will end up defeated in the end.
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
8 Apr 08
he he... funny discussion. I love responding to this. I just type in the spelling and if it looks wrong, I change it. That's the only thing that I do here. But if it is an official letter, then I take pains to discover the real spelling. By the way, we didn't learn the number of days of the months from a rhyme. Our teacher just taught us to keep our fist closed and start counting from the first knuckle. All of us can remember that February (or is that Febraury? )has only 28 and sometimes 29 days. When you start counting from your index fingers knuckle, the first knuckle will be January which looks like a mound, so it has 31 days. Next go to the space between the next knuckle and the first one, which is a valley(just a simile). So it has just 30 days(or in this case, since it is February, 28). Then the second knuckle will be for march and since it is a mound - 31 days and then the valley between two knuckles - april is 30 days. Once you come to the last knuckle in this way which is July and hence 31 days, again start from the first so August is 31 days... finish the whole list upto December.
@Ldyjarhead (10161)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Oh, I was just talking about typos/misspelled words yesterday with my husband. The one that makes me cringe when I see someone type it is VIOLA instead of VOILA ... I know what people mean, but when someone uses it incorrectly I will read it in my head (intentionally) the way they spell it and it makes me crazy! 30 days hath September, April, June and November. All the rest have 31, accept February which has 28 (leap year 29, obviously) I before E accept after C (there are a very few exceptions to this, none of which are common) So it would be THEIR and RECEIVE ...